Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other page, the entire process is carried out again and this generates lots of database queries and higher server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is altered, so the visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Memcached with all Linux web hosting offered by us. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one determines the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for frequently visited websites with large databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can optimize the loading speed of every script-powered site hosted on our servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to speed up any script-driven website, including those based on widely used web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to perform properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous websites hosted on the server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you own traffic-consuming script-driven web pages with lots of viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-made script, and you’ll detect the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on widely used web apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the loading speed of very heavy sites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin storing data the moment it is enabled, so soon after that, you will notice the enhanced overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Numerous websites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.